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Maxine Hong Kingston

Helena Grice

Abstract

Since the publication of The Woman Warrior in 1976, Maxine Hong Kingston has gained a reputation as one of the most popular—and controversial—writers in the Asian American literary tradition. This book traces her development as a writer and cultural activist through both ethnic and feminist discourses, investigating her novels, occasional writings, and her two-book ‘life-writing project’. The publication of The Woman Warrior not only propelled Kingston into the mainstream literary limelight, but also precipitated a vicious and ongoing controversy in Asian American letters over the authenticity ... More

Keywords: Woman Warrior, Maxine Hong Kingston, Asian American, cultural activist, life-writing project, cultural references, China Men, Tripmaster Monkey, controversial writers, feminist discourses

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780719064029
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719064029.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Helena Grice, author